The ‘new normal’ caused by the pandemic has prompted Google to launch more features for Maps aimed at protecting against the coronavirus. Recently, the application received new mapping tools from covid-19, intended to help users who plan to travel while on vacation.
One of the news that will be coming to the app in the coming weeks is an overlay that shows more details about the presence of the corona virus in an area. Based on data released by the authorities, the application shows information such as the number of cases detected and the growth rate of diseases by region.
Google Maps also received improvements aimed at the use of public transportation during the pandemic. The novelty is distributed worldwide and allows you to view the capacity level of a bus in real time. The data is based on information from other users.
The company also expanded the scope of its delivery tracking feature on Google Maps. The tool is now available in Brazil and allows the user to place orders in restaurants and follow the delivery route directly in the application.
US users have also started to receive an update to Google Maps that brings a driving mode to the app. The tool is available in beta and combines Google Assistant with the geolocation platform when used in cars.
In order not to interfere with the use of Maps, the assistant interface opens discreetly directly in the navigation app and you can easily control smartphone functions with your voice. The user can answer or reject calls, reply to messages and operate apps without taking their hands off the wheel.
Google Maps has received a lot of attention from Google in recent months. In addition to the news announced this week, the app received a feature in October that allows you to see agglomerations in real time.